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For Nebraska Shower; colder.
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VOI -XL NO. 271.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING. MAY 1, lOll-'TKN PA (IKS.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
l'EACE IN MFX1C0
IS STILL OFF
Waihingtoa Heart that Dia -5. Mtot
Eesipn May Fire, as Hai '
' Reported. VVv
MAY QUIT IF HOSTILITIES CL'
Should He Surrender Reins of Govern
ment Will Oo to Europe.
MLXUP IN THE NEGOTIATIONS
Government Unwilling to Extend
Armistice Beyond Five Days.
FIGHTING MAY SOON BE RESUMED
Aatlety la Felt Over the Hrrrnt Kill
In by Rflirli of Seven Spaniards
la the Stnte ef Paeblo nnd Pro
teat la F.sprcted.
PRBStnO, Tex.. April SO. -(Via Marfa,
Tex.) Insurgent forces heselglng OJInaga
began their long anticipated attack on the
federal garrison yesterday.
The revolutionary force, under Colonel
Vlllareal, opened the fight In the early
hours of the morning on the north and
south positions of the federal forces en
trenrhed In the villages of hn Francisco
and lagarlta. At daybreak the Canada
Ancha position on the west higan an at
tack and at this point the fighting ap
pears to have been the strongest. The
Ineurrecto artillery Is posted here and the
rebel fores apparently has determined to
maka their advance on OJInaga from this
WASHINGTON, April 80. (Special Teie
grarn.) According to a report received
here. President Dias of Mexico, will not
resign on May S, as has been repeatedly
stated, but he will resign within thirty
days after peace negotiations are con
cluded. In the event he does resign he
will depart for Kurope within a month
after quitting office. But should peace
negotiations fall, he wUI stay In office
while the war continues.
The outlook for peace In Mexico, accord
ing to dispatches coming here. Is not en
tirely favorable. Some serious points of
difference exist among the negotiators,
and the government Is declared to be
unwilling to extend the armistice beyond
the limit of the present five day extension,
if peace has not come by that time, it Is
declared to he the disposition of the gov
ernment to fight on.
One of the sources of anxiety here Is
the recent killing by rebels In the state of
Puebla of aeven Bpanlards. A strong note
of protest Is expected from Spam. Demand
may be made on this country In the up
holding of the Monroe doctrine to see that
the lives and property of Spaniards are
Itatrmrnt by Dins.
NTS WTORK, April 80.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) In an Interview printed here today,
President Dta t quoted-M saying:,-
"I cannot believe that Senor Corral made
the statements attributed to him. In the
many conversations with me he has al
ways expressed views directly contrary to
those ',wlth which he Is credited In the
cable from Spain. I can see no reason why
he should have charged his opinion In the
short time he haa bean gone, and I know
he held no such rlews the last time we
talked together. I believe he was Incorrectly
"But la the remote event that he did
say that Americana fomented or are fo
menting the revolution for any purpose
whatever, does he express the views of this
"Decidedly not," was the president's
answer. "My own views are too well known
for me to express them again, but such
a thing la ridiculous and I don't believe
that Senor Corral said anything of tbe
"He, as well as myself, has always been
most friendly to the Americans and we
have no reason to believe they have acted
In any way unfriendly to this government
or attempted in any way to foment the
on Prevents an Answer.
"General Dtaa, if revolutionist should
Insist as their only condition for making
peace, that you should resign the office
of president, would the result be peace or
The president started to answer the
question emphatically, but Colonel Forforlo
Dias. Jr.. who was present. Interrupted,
and said to his father:
"I don't think It la wise to answer that
question at this time."
President Dias stopped In what he was
saying and acquiesced In his son s sug-
geatlon, but a moment later turned to the
correspondent, and looking him full In the
eyes, said with evident emotion:
"When my country Is concerned there Is
no sacrifice I will not make. I will give
my life for my country. I will do anything
for Us welfare, but I will have to consider
what k beet for It."
The correspondent asked Dias what he
thought of Madero's comment that the
reoall of General Reyea looked as though
Mexico waa preparing for war rather than
(Continued on Second Page.)
For Nebraska Fair, coot
For Iowa Fair, cool.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
7 p. m.
tuiuuaralix Local Record.
Highest today M l f,
Iiinest today 47 50 SI l
Moan temiM'ralure M 3 4
Precipitation S7 T T T
TemicrK(ur and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 67
lveftiiency for the dav
Total exiesn alnce March 1 23S
K'oiiual recip:iaiion IS nc"i
rm cas fur I lie day ?l l. h
Total rainfall sin e March 1.... inches
rVflclvni-y since March I
Deficiency for cor. period. 1H10.
Deficiency for cor. period, 1S)
"X uidlcau-s trace of precipitation.
U A. Wt.lH. Liocai f'oreoaster.
. Hour. Ded.
it. m 69
V3 q tarn1 a. m. ......
T-O-TfS. J S a.1 m S7
I VJT 9 " m W
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Promoters Will Be
Put Out of Business
Comptroller Murray Istuei an Order
that is Designed to Protect
WASHINGTON. April . (Special Tele
gram.) Professional bank promoters here
after will have no part In the organization
of the national banks under an order Issued
today by Comptroller Murray. Applica
tions to organize national banks made after
today must embody a declaration that no
money win be paid for any soliciting of
subscriptions to the stock or for any form
of promoting In organizing the bank.
It has been the practice of professional
promoters to visit different localities and
by advertising and by public meetings
work up enthusiasm for the organisation
of new national hanks in communities,
where the business which would come to
the banks Is Insufficient to warrant suc
cess. In some cases which have come to the
knowledge of the comptroller It haa been
shown that the promoter Is satisfied to
oiganlze the bank for a fee of $5 to !L0
on each share of the stock. In other cases
he has an understanding that he Is to be
elected to office, receive a salary and be
given the privilege of having a company In
which he is Interested, loan the funds of
the hank on a commission baals.
Comptroller Mu -ray believes banks should
be organised In communities where there
is need for them and where the bank may
be established because the business men
of the community are willing to put their
money into the bank and to manage It
safely and wisely. He believes that In
every case where a bank promoter must
be called In to act as drummer in selling
stock at a large commission, it Is a posi
tive Indication' of no need for additional
banking facilities, and such a situation will
not be longer tolerated.
Woman's Vote Passes
Colorado Tunnel Bill
House Conours in Senate Amendments
with Not Single Ballot to
DENVER, Colo., April SO. Amid up
roarious protests from opposing members,
which wens Ignored by Speaker McLach
lan, the house Saturday by a vote S3 to
SO, a bare majority, concurred In the sen
ate amendments to the Moffat tunnel bill,
then parsed the bill by a vote of 36 ,to 27.
The measure, which provides for the con
struction by the state of a tunnel through
the main range of the Rocky mountains,
which Is to be leased to the Denver, North
western & Pad ft o railroad (Moffat road),
was amended In the senate so that the
project must be submitted to a referendum
vote at the next general election two years
The scene waa one of the wildest that
has occurred In a Colorado legislature for
years "and (Teat bit tern ens wa shown by
The vote of Mrs. Kcrwln, a woman mem
ber front Denver, gave the measure the
neoessary tllrty-three votes. Mrs. Laf
ferty, another woman member, was not
present when tbe vote was taken, and the
announcement was delayed until she had
been found, escorted to her seat by friends
of the measure and amid a pandemonium
of cheers and protests voted aye.
No More Strawberry
Hair for Baulf ield
Caught in a Railroad Wreck, Head
Covering of an Illinois Man
' ALTON, III., April SO. (Special Tele
gram.) Frank Baulfleld, whose hair once
was a bright strawberry tint, is now gray
haired, although he Is only S3 years old.
The hair turned to silver white following
injuries Baulfleld received In a wreck on
Baulfleld was a victim of the sobriquet
"Red," as Is the fate of all auburn-topped
persons of the masculine gender, but no
mors will that familiar nickname apply to
him. for not a tinge of strawberry red re
mains on his head.
Surgeons attribute the change In Baul
fleld's hair to a metabolism produced In
his blood at the time of the wreck, which
also cost him a leg. The metabolism Is
a poison which In some cases Is carried
In the circulation to the hair and destroys
the coloring pigment. Doctors In this sec
tion say Baulfteld's case Is the first they
know of red hair being so affected.
Hotel Porters Eeap
Harvest in Kansas
Half Dollar Laid on Dresser in Hotel
Bedroom Means Two Drinks
KANSAS CTTT, Mo.. April SO. (Special
T lcgram.) Next to (owning an alfalfa
ranch, the most profitable thrng In Kan
sas now Is to be a hotel porter.
Since' the drug stores were prohibited
from selling Intoxicating liquors, the hotel
porters have been reaping a harvest.
In most of the larger towns all that Is
necessary for the thirsty traveler to do
Is to lay a half dollar on the dresser In
his room, go downstairs and wink at the
porter. When he walks bsck to his room
a lew minutes later he finds a two-drink
"pony" where the half dollar lay. Inci
dentally there has sprung up In Kansas
City a large business In these pony bot
tles. One Kansas City liquor dealer Is
raid to have sold more than 10,000 of them
in the last month.
Chance of Recovery
Lieutenant Governor Improves Under
Oxygen Treatment Physicians
Hold Oat Hope.
TEKAMAH. Neb.. April SO. Special Tel
egram.) I J eu ten ant Governor Hopewell Is
more than holding hla own today and has
rallied under the use of oxygen which waa
hurried by automobile from Omaha Satur
day morning. He haa been rational at
times and the physicians In charge say
there is now a slight chance for recovery.
Dr. LiUkana U with him constantly.
TIME WITH BILL
No Disposition in Upper Body to
Hurry Consideration of Reci
COMMITTEE TO GRANT HEARINGS
Problematical How Long- These Will
OTHER MEASURES ARE TO WATT
None of Bills Recently Passed by
House to Come Up.
LOWER BODY IN MOOD TO WORK
hers Attention Vnon Free I, I at
nnd This Will Provoke
WASHINGTON, April SO.-Three weeks
of the extraordinary session of the Sixty
second congress having passed Into history
with a record of rapid fire legislation by
the house, the senate Is finally organized,
but In no haste to consider that part of the
democratic program already disposed by
the lower branch.
Canadian reciprocity Is the only matter
now being considered by the senate and
that probably will not come before It for
several weeks. The finance committee, to
which It was referred, has determined to
grant hearings on the bill. How long com
mittee deliberation will be' prolonged Is
problematical, hut the prospect Is for a
Chairman Penrose of the committee Is
In favor of the bill and the maportty are
opposed to It. The prevailing opinion is
It will be reported mithout any recom
mendation, as was the case last session.
The committee will meet tomorrow or
Senator Stone of Missouri will address
the senate tomorrow on the bill and en
deavor to explain some of the misrepre
sentations that have been made regarding
the proposed agreement. After this speech
there will be nothing before the senate,
and adjournment until Thursday is proba
ble, with adjournment until Monday to
Reciprocity Has Call.
There Is no prospect of the senate con
sidering the house bills providing for popu
lar election of senators, pre-election pub
licity of campaign contributions, or re
appointment, until the reciprocity issue
has been decided.
In the house the democrats are keeping
up the rapid legislative pace and most, if
not all of the coming week will be de
voted to the farmers' free list bill. Chair
man Underwood demonstrated his desire
to hasten action, and also, to give all
members a chance to be heard, by Insisting
upon 11 o'clock as the hour to convene In
stead of noon.
It Is probable that debate will be closed
Thursday - or Friday, ' Tht It will be
passed there is no doubt, the democratic
support being almost solid, reinforced by
the votes of a few progressive republicans.
Many members are smiling at the for
getfulness of Representative Dalzell of
Pennsylvania, who on Saturday attempted
to block the effort of the democratic lead
ers to take a recess until Monday to dodge
the committee discharge calendar, Mr.
Dalzell, who headed the rules committee
of the last congress, had forgotten that
the democratic committee had changed the
rule relating to motions to discharge com
mittees and made the point of order to
Mr. Underwood's motion to recess that a
motion to discharge the pension committee
from consideration of a bill was then on
Underwood Calls Tara.
Mr. Underwood called Mr. Dalxell's at
tention to the new democratic rules which
contained an amendment providing that
no motion to discharge a committee was
In order on Mondays after the call of the
unanimous consent calendar unless It had
been filed at least seven days previously.
The motion Mr. Dalzell referred to would
have been but six days old on Monday.
Mr. Dalzell was compelled to refer to the
rules and withdrew his point of order.
The democratic leaders are anxious to
hasten the free list bill so that the ways
and means committee may be free to de
vote their time to the revision of the tex
tile schedules. While this work is pro
gressing It Is probable the house will act
upon the report of the territories committee
on statehood for Arizona and New Mexico.
The New Mexico constitution has been
vigorously assailed by democrats from the
territory, but It is doubtful If the commit
tee will recommend any changes which
would necessitate the reference of the con
stitution to the people of the state. Both
constitutions probably will be recommended
D0ANE COLLEGE GETS GIFT
School anenncea Raisins; of Fnnd
Necessary to Get Doaatloa
CRETE, Neb., April SO. (Special Tele
gram.) Doane college made announcement
today that the $75,000 necessary to Insure
the college a 128.000 gift from Dr. D. K.
Pearson, the noted philanthropist, had been
raised, making a total endowment of
SIOO.000 for the school.
Explosion Causes Big Shock;
Crowds in Terror for a Time
Mlsaing. one explosion.
There was a shock Saturday somewhere
in the neighborhood of the Boyd theater
shortly after 10 o'clock. It was loud enough
to be heard all over the city and the po
lice station waa flooded with telephone
Inquiries, some of them from distant su-
i burbs, asking what building had blown up.
! Miss Sullivan, In the theater, was Inter
! rupted In a stirring passage from "Sweet
Clover," a large number of the audience
rushing from ths theater at the sound,
which seemed to come from the rear of
A large crowd gathered, but there was
no evidences of the terrific explosion, no
mangiea ooaies or toppling ruins, uiugeni
search revealed nothing and the crowd
dispersed In disgust.
Policemen sent from the station for a
second investigation, however, found em
ployes of the Omaha Electric Light and
Power company who saw a big flash of
light com from the exhaust pips oa the
From the Boston Hersld.
MADERO WARNS DESERTERS
"Little Redeemer" Again Calls Atten
. tion to Possible Penalties.
REV0LT0S0S GET NEW CLOTHES
Armistice Gives Men Chance to Bay
la El Paso Breeches aad Leggings
to Replace Their Wornoat
-.- . ...
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Eli PASO. Tex., April 27. (Special Cor
respondencesIt appears that the armistice
Is causing many desertions from the rebel
ranks and yesterday Francisco Medero
circulated a bill In all of his camps. Disci
pline, which has never been good, la to
be increased by the new ruling.
"It la known," says the circular, "that
some are passing to the American side,
which la a grave fault, It being a desertion
of the army of liberty In a moment of su
preme Importance. More than the fault of
patriotism, so signified, attention Is called
to the following results of such action:
Any deserter from the army of liberty
may not return to Mexico at the triumph
o fthe revolution without suffering the
penalty of five years as dealt out to de
serters. "Many of those who have passed to the
American side without being recorded at
the ,mmla.ral,on ofrlcCi , not compIying
with the laws of the United tSates, can
be made to return to Mexico by way of
Cludad Juarez, where they may be made
prisoners by General Navarro, and made
to accept service In the federal ranks."
Army Gets New Breeches.
Since the beginning of the armistice the
military furnishing stores in El Paso have
had a big run. Soldiers of the revolution
that while on the march got along nil
right with corduroy trousers, now are shin
ing with khaki riding trousers and bright
leggings. They look more military in the
pictures, which the hosts of women visi
tors at the camp take daily .
All day long outside the little white
house a curious crowd waits for the "little
redeemer" to come outside. All the while
other Maderos and pompous officials hustlu
about and pose. But they like it, and Fran
cisco Madero's face radiates with Jay when
he steps outside and sees all the people
mho are paying homage. Dr. J. J. Bush
is sure to be seen in a striking attitude
with field glasses and knapsack slung over
his shoulders and his clean red cross badge
on his arm undirtled by any real service.
The comic opera war has several Na
Spirit of the Army.
The spirit -of boyishness seems to be the
guiding one of the entire army. Old men,
grey and grizzled, croon songs, or whistle
doleful tunes, while they squat over their
mesqulte wood camp fire and make atole
and tortillas. The pose for their pictures
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roof of the Bennett company's power house
at the moment of the explosion. The
power house adjoins the theater on the
rear. There waa no great shock.
R. M. Clay, assistant engineer in the
Bennett house. Insists, however, that the
explosion did not come from the com
pany's large gas engine, as It would be
Impossible for any gas to collect In the
exhaust m sufficient quantity to explode.
Moreover, he says that he heard no ex
plosion. The men In tbe office of the Omaha
Power company. Just across ths street,
Edward Hosier, I. McNeil and C. J.
Theelan, are as positive that the explosion
came from the exhaust pipe as Clay Is
that It did not.
The Bennett company derive their elec
tric power from a great engine driven by
the gas that they make from coal In ths
plant. Ths exhaust pipe is a six-inch one,
of steel, and would not necessarily have
been damaged by ths explosion.
Tk. -"A "tTA X sV II.!
Auditor of Harriman
System, Passes Away
Railroad Official, Long a Resident of
Omaha, is Victim of Heart
Robert 8. Ege. sjlstant' auditor of the
t'nlon Psciflo railroad company, died Sun
day 'morning at his residence, 11(5 South
Thirty-first avenue. ' -
Mr. Ege's death was due to hear disease.
He had risen early and seemed In his usual
state of health Until about S o'clock when
he complained of pains In the region of
the heart. Dr. A. F.' Jonas was called, but
restoratives administered proved futile, Mr.
Ege dying about 8:30.
Mr. Ege was born In Carlisle, Pa., and
was' about 65 years old. He had lived In
Omaha for twenty-five years. Mr. Ege
leaves a widow and son. Mrs. Ege Is the
daughter of Erastus Young, auditor of
the Harriman system.
The funeral arrangements will be delayed
pending the arrival of relatives from Penn
sylvania. Big Fire Threatens
City of Bangor, Me.
Dynamite Being Used to Stop Progress
of Flames in New England
BANGOR. Me., April JO. Fire has des
troyed nearly a dozen business buildings
and is fast spreading under a high wind.
The Western Union reported at 9:15
o'clock that nearly all the business section
of Bangor had been burned. The flames
are spreading and dynamite is being used.
RAIN AND SNOW IN WYOMING
Precipitation Which la General Over
State Brlnsrs Joy to tbe Dry
CHEYENNE, Wyo.. April 30. (Special )
Rain, followed by a heavy fall of wet
snow that lies Just where It falls, glad
dened the hearts of Wyoming people todav,
for the storm Is general over the state
and came none too soon. Flockmastcrs
who sre lambing their sheep may experi
ence some loss of new lambs, especially If
the cold weather continues for several
days, but the benefit to dry farmers, Irrl
gatlonlsts, ranchmen and every one gen
erally Is so great that the loss of a few
sheep will cut no lee. The farmer Is, of
course, the happiest individual to be found
anywhere, for this storm makes It possible
for him to prepareehls ground and there
Is sufficient moisture to give his crops
a good start. The Irrlgatlonlst Is also
wearing a broad smile, for, although he Is
asurred plenty of water for Irrigation, the
ground was In poor condition and crop
already were suffering for moisture, but
this siorm will give everything an Impetus
and plant life will thrive from now on.
One cannot estimate the benefit this storm
will be to Wyoming, but old timers say It
Is "worth millions."
TRAGIC DEATH OF CHILDREN
Girl la Scalded by Boiling; Milk and
Boy Poisoned by Wild
SIOUX FA U.S. S. D.. April 30.-Speclal.)
The S-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Jacob J. Render, residing on a farm In
Hutchinson county. Is dead as the result
of bums received when she pulled a kettle
of boiling milk from a stove, the hot liquid
being dashed over her. The young son of
Mr. and Mra Ormo Heydlauff, living near
Verdon. also met a tragic death. Whllo
playing In a garden surrounding the house
hf dug up some wild parsnlis snd. think
Ing they were good to eat. partook of somi
of them. A phvaician was summoned ai
soon as it was discovered what he had done,
but nothing could be done to relieve him
and he died a short time later.
EIGHT BURNED IN WRECK
Three More Die in Hospital After
Accident Near Easton, Pa.
ENGINEER SAYS NOT SIGNALLED
Workmen Had Been Repairing; Track
and Man In Charare of Trala
Had No Knowledge of
- ... . Conditions.
. r - - t i.. '
EASTON, Pa., April 90,-So far as It ts
possible to ascertain here hnd at the scene
of the accident, eight persons were burned
to death, three fatally injured and two
others so seriously Injured that their lives
are despaired of and scores of persons were
burned and bruised, some of them dan
gerously, in the wreck of ths teachers'
special from Utlca, N. Y., to Washington.
D. C. on the Belvldere-Dclaware division
of the Pennsylvania railroad In Martin's
Creek. N. J yesterday afternoon.
The line was re-opened for traffic today.
Bones of eight persons have been taken
from the debris and the wrecking crew quit
The missing who are given up as dead
MISS BESSIE WALKER, Utlca. teach-.
MISS SUSN SESSION, Utlca, friend of
MRS. MARY ALLEN. Utlca.
MISS SOPHIA KNOLT, Utlca, teacher.
MISS LOUISE LINDEMAN. Utlca,
MISS SARAH .TONES, Utlca, teacher.
HARRY WiLMBR. Trenton. N. J., bag
gagemaster of the train.
JAMES BICKNELL. Philadelphia, tour
ist acent of the Pennsvlvsnla railroad.
MISS ELEANOR RUTHERFORD, a
teacher In the Utica schools, died In the
Easton hospital last nlaht.
WALTER VANOY of Trenton, N. J., en
gineer of the ill-fated train.
CHARLES TERSON. conductor. of
Miss Augusta Lyle of Utica is In a criti
cal condition In the hospital, sufering from
general burns and shock and George W.
Parsons of Lambertville. N. J., flrtman.
Is severely burned. Neither is expected
Local officials of the railroad companv
are uncommunicative as to the cause of
Belief Balls Spread.
It Is the general belief that the rails
spread and caused the train to leave the
track and plunge over the embankment.
Trackmen have been at work at the onlnt
of the disaster and It Is said the tracks
were Jacked up, that no signal waa out and
that the engineer, believing that he hd a
clear track, rushed Into what proved to
he a death trap.
Of the 169 passengers, only a few now
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SNOW ASD CHILL
North Wind Chases Robin Back
Southward Across Whole Valley
of the Missouri.
SOUTH DAKOTA IS BLANKETED
Drifts Two Feet Deep Form in
Vicinity of Dallas.
FREEZE IN OMAHA PREDICTED
Weather Bureau is Promising Sad
May Day Morning.
DAMAGE ON FARMS UNCERTAIN
Kffect In Orchards and Fields Yet to
Be Calculated Winter Over
coats Hot the street
"Call me early mother, for I'm to he
Queen of the Ms v." Venerable Verse.
Teemperatures sre quoted lower.
At t o'clock last night the thermometer
recorded 47, with prospects of further de
clines. North and westerly winds bore down ths
Missouri river valley through the day,
bearing the chill of the northlsnd across
the prairies and farms.
Snowfall was reported from western Ne
braska early In the night.
Two feet of snow covered the fields at
Dallas, B. D., at 7 o'clock.
The weather bureau has promised freez
ing temperatures by morning, or rather
suggested the possibility.
Damage in Nebraska, according to the
most accurate reports attainable at ait
early hour. Is pllpht. Btorkmen In the
western part of the stste have been pre
pared for the storm, and herd.s are much
smaller than usual at this season.
Fruit orchards were caught In full bloom
and consldeerable damage may eventuate
should the chill continue many hours.
The temperature fell continuously at
varying rates throughout the afternoon.
At 6 o'clock In the morning and for three
hours thereafter 'the temperature stood tit
69 degrees. At 8 o'clock two degrees lower
were recorded and at 9 the low point for
the forenoon was reached at 68 degrees.
An hour later It waa three degrees warmer
and at noon 61 degrees was recorded.
Hourly until 64 degrees was reached at 3
o'clock the temperature rose.
Nine degrees were lost In an hour and
the thermometer read 65 degrees at 4
o'clock. From that hour Into the night the
temperature continued to fall, reaching 47
at 9 o'clock.
Sunday promenaders were few In Omaha,
The stragglers on the street presented an
arary of gladsome spring garb covered
with last winter's overcoats.
The hot drinks man at the soda foun-
tains stoked his gas lamp anew and again
"tomato toner" and "hot ciaJii" were In
the running with the cherry sundae and '
the staple ice Cream soda
The Idlers moved orf the streets Into ths
hotel lobbies snd cigar stores.
A short, sharp shower swept portions of '
the city at 1 o'clock. Skies were sullen and
the wind raw all day.
Two Feet of Know In Dakota. '
DA LA S, 8. D., April SO. Special Tele
gram. Damp snow has fallen since mid
night, reaching a depth of two feot on
the level. All the moisture Is sinking Into
the ground and If the temperature does
not drop low little damage is expected.
BROKEN BOW, Neb., April 30. (Special
Telegram.) A severe storm.' accompanied
by a high wind, visited this section today.
It was preceded by a heavy rain and cleo
trlcal Btorm In the early hours of the
morning. Some small damage may be done
to fruit trees, although the temperature so
far has hardly reached freezing point. It
Is conceded that the storm will be of great
benefit generally to this part of the
SIDNEY, Neb., April S0.-(8peclaI Tele
gram.) Such a soaking western Nebraska
has not received in many years as since
noon Saturday. It has been raining and
snowing ever since. Over three Inches of
moisture has fallen and in days of range
cattle this would have killed thousands
and clened out entire herds. As It Is, all
the small ranches and farmers are amply
provided with feed.
State Engineer Price was In western
Nebraska last week adjudicating water
rights, but since the storm his service
will be required no further.
OGOLLALA, Neb., April 30. (Special Tel
egrsm.) Keith county has had twenty-four
hours continuous rain, giving about three
and one-half Inches.
Bnreaa Predicts Freezing-.
WASHINGTON. April S0.-A cold wave
now over the northwest will travel south-
' aatward, reach the Mississippi valley and
the western upper lake region Monday, ths
Ohio valley Tuesday, and New England
In the middle of the week, announced the
weather bureau's weekly forecast tonight.
This Is expected to force temperatures
to the freezing point by tomorrow morning
over the central Rocky mountains region
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